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Biochemistry lego-like blocks for kids

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jul 27, 2020
Biochemistry blocks that attract/repulse each other with magnets. Ideally, the atoms would be stamped with the element name.

Kids could play around and assemble molecules. This would also be useful in schools during chemistry classes.

Such a product/project should easily be fundable through indiegogo or similar crowd-funding.

While toys like these already exist, the available options do not seamlessly connect with magnets.

How could the chemistry part be made more realistic while appealing to kids? How could this toy be made so that kids would develop an intuitive understanding of chemistry?
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni10 months ago
I don't know if the magnets will hold together bigger structures - those involving 6 or more carbon atoms and other entities. Typical biochemical molecules are bigger than that. I found these options of Amazon. The attachment is via a notch in the plastic spheres (atoms). 1. https://www.amazon.in/Edunovate-Plastic-Inorganic-Chemistry-Molecular/dp/B0779DBKKW/ref=asc_df_B0779DBKKW/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=397083508706&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6659869351878086367&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062095&hvtargid=pla-404279737406&psc=1&ext_vrnc=hi 2. https://www.amazon.in/Leoie-Molecular-Structure-Chemistry-Educational/dp/B07MHV6M4D/ref=asc_df_B07MHV6M4D/?tag=googleshopdes-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=397079210084&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6659869351878086367&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9062095&hvtargid=pla-890489933250&psc=1&ext_vrnc=hi
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic9 months ago
that's pretty much what I was after:)
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic7 months ago
Update, I got those. They are not easy to work with. The connective parts get damaged with use.

I stand by my proposal to use magnets for the connective parts. Ideally, the atoms would be stamped with the element name.